DotF: Torres returns in Trenton’s loss

Game 21: Didi's Return
Yankees 14, Orioles 11: Judge, Castro, Holliday help Yankees come back from 9-1 deficit

A few quick notes to pass along:

  • Welcome back, SS Gleyber Torres. Torres, the Yankees’ top prospect, was activated off the Double-A Trenton disabled list today. He missed nine days with mild right rotator cuff tendinitis. Torres hit .237/.341/.342 (100 wRC+) in ten games before the injury.
  • IF Donovan Solano was placed on the Triple-A Scranton disabled list with a calf injury yesterday and it’s not minor. Solano has a second degree strain and will miss “a while,” manager Al Pedrique told Shane Hennigan. With Solano hurt and Pete Kozma in DFA limbo, the Yankees lost some infield depth this week.
  • RHP Erik Swanson has been activated off the disabled list and assigned to High-A Tampa. Not sure what was wrong with him, but it couldn’t have been too bad if he’s back already. Swanson was part of the Carlos Beltran trade. RHP Colten Brewer was sent to Extended Spring Training to clear a roster spot, which kinda surprises me. The minor league Rule 5 Draft pick has been dealing out of the bullpen so far this year.
  • Ben Badler (subs. req’d) has some notes from a recent Double-A Trenton game. It’s behind the paywall, so I can’t give away too much. Most notable info: 3B Miguel Andujar could play some first base later this year, and Torres will DH this weekend before he starts throwing again Monday.

Triple-A Scranton (6-3 loss to Indianapolis)

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-5, 1 R, 1 K
  • DH Dustin Fowler: 2-2, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 CS — second triple of the season after leading the minors with 15 last year
  • LF Clint Frazier: 0-3, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • 1B Ji-Man Choi: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • RF Rob Refsnyder: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 K — 11-for-34 (.324) during his nine-game hitting streak
  • 3B Ruben Tejada: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB — hitting .383/.466/.638 with nine walks and four strikeouts
  • LHP Daniel Camarena: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 5/5 GB/FB — 60 of 86 pitches were strikes (70%) … 18/2 K/BB in 22.1 innings so far
  • RHP Gio Gallegos: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 19 of 29 pitches were strikes (66%) … 16/5 K/BB in ten innings
  • RHP Ernesto Frieri: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GB/FB — eleven of 17 pitches were strikes (65%)

Double-A Trenton (4-2 loss to Erie)

  • CF Rashad Crawford: 0-1 — left the game after laying down a sac bunt in the third inning, though chances are he was trying to bunt for a hit and it acted as a sacrifice
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • DH Gleyber Torres: 0-3, 1 BB — welcome baby, Gleyber … shake off the rust and get yourself in Triple-A soon
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-4
  • RF Billy McKinney: 0-4, 1 K
  • 2B Abi Avelino: 1-4, 1 R
  • RHP Domingo German: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 WP, 3/4 GB/FB — 63 of 97 pitches were strikes (65%) … 22/8 K/BB in 21.1 innings so far
  • LHP Nestor Cortes: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 Balk, 3/0 GB/FB — 25 of 48 pitches were strikes (52%) … first career four-walk game and it comes in 1.2 innings of relief … he’s made 29 starts in his career and never once walked four

High-A Tampa (3-2 win over Daytona, walk-off style)

  • SS Jorge Mateo: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K
  • 3B Kyle Holder: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B — 5-for-11 (.455) with two doubles in his last three games, so he’s starting to snap out of it
  • LF Tito Polo: 3-4, 1 R, 1 3B
  • RF Trey Amburgey: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 K — walk-off sac fly
  • CF Jeff Hendrix: 0-3, 1 K
  • 2B Nick Solak: 1-3, 1 R, 1 K
  • RHP Erik Swanson: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 8/5 GB/FB — 63 of 84 pitches were strikes (75%) … he’s a nice little sleeper prospect, so I’m looking forward to seeing how he does the rest of the year

Low-A Charleston (3-1 win over Delmarva)

  • DH Estevan Florial: 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 BB, 2 K — 31.8% strikeouts and 14.1% walks
  • 3B Angel Aguilar: 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB
  • 2B Hoy Jun Park: 0-5, 1 K
  • C Donny Sands: 1-5, 1 RBI
  • CF Blake Rutherford: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI — had three hits total in his previous 24 at-bats (.125)
  • RF Isiah Gilliam: 1-4, 1 BB, 2 K
  • SS Oswaldo Cabrera: 2-4, 1 RBI
  • LHP Phil Diehl: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 5/4 GB/FB — 55 of 83 pitches were strikes (66%) … last year’s 27th rounder has a 19/2 K/BB in 19.1 innings
Game 21: Didi's Return
Yankees 14, Orioles 11: Judge, Castro, Holliday help Yankees come back from 9-1 deficit